Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Bishop

General references

Bible References

Bishop

Titus 1:6
wherever there is a man of blameless life, true to his one wife, having children who are themselves believers and are free from every reproach of profligacy or of stubborn self-will.

Blameless

1 Timothy 3:10
And they must also be well-tried men, and when found to be of unblemished character then let them serve as deacons.
Luke 1:6
They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.
Philippians 2:15
so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world,

The husband

1 Timothy 4:3
forbidding people to marry, and insisting on abstinence from foods which God has created to be partaken of, with thankfulness, by those who believe and have a clear knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 5:9
No widow is to be put on the roll who is under sixty years of age.
Hebrews 3:14
For we have, all alike, become sharers with Christ, if we really hold our first confidence firm to the End;

Vigilant

1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is now close at hand: therefore be sober-minded and temperate, so that you may give yourselves to prayer.
1 Peter 5:8
Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.

Given

Romans 12:13
Relieve the necessities of God's people; always practise hospitality.
Titus 1:8
but hospitable to strangers, a lover of goodness, sober-minded, upright, saintly, self-controlled;
Hebrews 13:2
Do not neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.
1 Peter 4:9
Extend ungrudging hospitality towards one another.

Apt

2 Timothy 2:24
and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.

General references

1 Timothy 3:12
A deacon must be true to his one wife, and rule his children and his own household wisely and well.